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Re: firestick?

Michael Boyd <mike122061@...>
 

It's on the Firestick.

Michael

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:51 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

It's interesting, the one channel that seems to be missing from these services is the weather channel.

Rick
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From: "Chris Grabowski" <skywalker@echobase.win>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?


Hulu also has a Hulu live plan.
The plan is $39/month and has lots of channels including my local acb
cbs ad nbc.
It works well on Fire stick, Roku and Apple TV.

Chriss
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 04:30:42 +0000
"Michael Boyd" <mike122061@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi David,

All of these programs and channels are available. Some may require a
subscription via a cable provider and some may require one to be paid
directly to the network. There apps such as Directv Now or HBO Now that
can be subscribed to via the provider, and it makes all of their content
available. There some apps like Hulu that provide free content, mostly
older movies and reruns of some popular TV series. I only have Amazon
Prime Video, Netflix and some free content, like my local news on Fox,
and I have plenty to watch. I also have a Dish Network plan on my main
TV, and it only costs me $23.98 per month for around 80 channels. I hope
you find this helpful.

Michael



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
David Moore
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

Are there apps on the Amazon Fire Stick that would allow me to watch
games that are on ESPN, News talk shows that are on the news networks,
shows that are on Nick at Night, The Home and Garden Channel, and so on.
Traci and I are really thinking about this. I am blind, she is not, and
she has to do everything with our AT&T Uverse cable box, because it is
not accessible at all. These are the shows and programs I would want to
watch most on the Fire Stick. Neither of us are really into movies, but
shows on the channels I described.
How would the Fire Stick be for those shows, Like Everyone Loves Raymond,
Friends, two and a half Men, for example, and Property brothers on the
Home and Garden channel and news talk shows?
Looking forward to your answers.
Also, how much are Net Flicks, Amazon Prime, and others.
Are there any free apps on the fire stick that we could get sitcoms and
News shows, and Home and garden shows and that?
Right me off list if you want,
Jesusloves1966@gmail.com<mailto:Jesusloves1966@gmail.com>
I really appreciate any info you have about what you can watch.
David Moore
Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows 10

From: Michael Boyd<mailto:mike122061@outlook.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?


Hello Fred,

The Firestick is used with a TV, it plugs into one of the HDMI ports on
the back of the TV and has a small remote control to control it. It also
has Alexa capabilities.

Michael



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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>> On Behalf Of
Fred Adams
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

Michael, is the firestick used
with a computer or regular TV
set? Sounds interesting.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.i
o] On Behalf Of Michael Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, March 28,
2018 9:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk]
firestick?


Hello Ann,

The Amazon Firestick is very
accessible right out of the
box. Voice View, the screen
reader for the Firestick, is
easily turned on during the
set-up process, and all else
is a breeze after this is
done. I might add that
Amazon's Fire TV technical
support can be very helpful
for any questions that you
might have or to walk you
through anything that you
cannot seem to make go your
way. Just call the
accessibility support number
on the Amazon web page to be
connected to them.

As for the apps within the
Firestick, many, though not
all, are accessible. Netflix
definitely is, and yes you can
browse through the different
categories and titles to
select anything that you may
want to watch. Both Amazon
Prime TV and Netflix have
great search capabilities that
is easy to use to find a
particular title, genre,
producer etc that you might be
looking for.

I have been very happy with my
Firestick and I cannot see any
reason why anyone would not
be. Very accessible.

Michael



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<main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>> On
Behalf Of Ann Parsons
Sent: Wednesday, March 28,
2018 7:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] firestick?

Morning all,

I'm getting ready to change a
bunch of stuff around here,
and am interested in people's
accessibility experience with
Amazon Firestick.
How accessible is it? How do
you interact with it? If you
get, say Netflicks, can you
browse a list of movies and
have the titles spoken aloud?
Can you access it from a
computer or do you have to use
a remote or both? I'm very
new to this concept, so please
be basic in your explanations.

Ann P.

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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email<mailto:akp@sero.email>
Author of The Demmies:
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sons/
Portal Tutoring web site:
http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not
glitter,
Not all those who wander are
lost."












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https://www.MysticAccess.com
Ready to begin using your assistive technology with confidence while
actually having fun? Visit us to learn about our comprehensive audio
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Re: firestick?

Michael Boyd <mike122061@...>
 

 

AT&T now owns Direc TV, and it’s receivers are accessible with voice guidance. Uverse is going to be phased out in the near future.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

 

You may want to contact at&t u-verse and ask them to put voice guideance features into their set top boxes. Comcast had voice guideance for 2 or 3 years now already. 


Re: firestick?

Michael Boyd <mike122061@...>
 

 

I have not used Youtube on my Firestick, as I always access it on my computer.

 

Michael


 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

 

also, is the youtube app accessible using the firestick?


Re: firestick?

Michael Boyd <mike122061@...>
 

Hi Ann,

You can get CNN, but it might require a subscription cost to do so.

Michael

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:54 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

Hi all,

Can you get CNN?

Ann P.

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EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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Skype: Putertutor

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: firestick?

Michael Boyd <mike122061@...>
 

 

David,

 

I would say that there are literally hundreds of apps available on the Firestick.

 

To install one of these, you simply press the select button on the Alexa remote and you will get a prompt to download the app or to download and install. If the prompt is to download only, when this is completed, you will then get the prompt to install. Once installed, you are then given the option to open the app,

 

if you do not choose to open at that time or you want to find an app at a later time, there are categories for “Your Apps” and “Recently Watched” where you can easily find your apps.

 

These “categories” are listed on the Home screen of the Firestick, and they are browsed by scrolling up or down through the list, and you will find things like Recently added movies, Most popular TV series, and Documentaries. You scroll left and right within a category to read the available titles.

 

Apps are arranged in this manner also. You may have the category “Popular Apps” and then you go   left or right to find the app that you wand, or simply do a search for it.

 

The menu    bar also has options for this, it starts with the Search feature, then the Home screen, followed by TV, Movies, Apps, Settings etc.

 

Apps like Kodi can be found and installed right through the Firestick. There is a fairly involved process to download, install and get Kodi up and running, but there are some good videos on Youtube on this and they are worth watching. I would try to have a sighted person to watch these videos with me, as there is some information that is talked about in the videos that is only displayed on the screen and not spoken by the Video presenter.

 

There is also a screen reader that is available for Kodi, but I do not know too much about it, as I do not have Kodi installed on my Firestick. I feel that I have no need for it with the apps that I already have access to.

 

There is a group on Groups.IO that was created to talk about using Kodi, but I again, am not a member and do not know how much traffic it receives. This group was spun off of some guys talking on the Tech Talk list, and it was suggested that they start their own list, so they did. There are mixed feelings about people using Kodi and the apps available through it, as they are totally illegal to use.

 

I hope this helps you to make your decision. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

 

Michael

 

PS: I don’t know if you heard, but Bod Edenhoffer’s step dad died a couple of days ago.

 

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 3:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

 

Thanks a lot, Michael!

That leads to my next question.

How easy is it to install apps with TV show content, and are there many apps that you can install onto the Fire Stick, sort of like all the apps I hear people put on Cody?

That is something I am very interested in. How many apps have you come across that you can put on the fire Stick, and how accessible are those apps?

Thanks a lot, Michael!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Michael Boyd
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

 

 

David,

 

Depending on when you buy the Firestick, it could run you between $29.99 to $39.99, with $39.99 being the regular price at this time I believe. For an Amazon Prime membership you are going to pay $100 per year, and Netflix is now $10.99 per month for a 2 tTV plan I think it is.

 

Some of the apps on the Firestick are free, and some require a subscription, but your local channels should be some of the free ones now, as everyone is putting an app out now days. I live near New Orleans, and have noticed that all of the networks there have apps, but I only have installed my local Fox channel’s app so I can watch the news on a TV that I do not have my Dish Network satellite receiver connected to. I wake up early, and like to catch the news and weather at that time.

 

Since I shop on Amazon quite a bit, it makes paying for the Prime membership worthwhile. If I didn’t get my items with free 2 day shipping or I didn’t buy that much on the Amazon website, I would say it wasn’t worth it, but since I do, Prime Video is just another way of making the Prime membership more feasible.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

 

Hi Michael!

Thanks a lot.

How much do you pay for Amazon Prime, and Net Flicks?

How do you get your local channels through the Fire Stick? Is there an app that allows you to do that?

I really appreciate your info.

David Moore

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From: Michael Boyd
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

 

Hi David,

 

All of these programs and channels are available. Some may require a subscription via a cable provider and some may require one to be paid directly to the network. There apps such as Directv Now or HBO Now that can be subscribed to via the provider, and it makes all of their content available. There some apps like Hulu that provide free content, mostly older movies and reruns of some popular TV series. I only have Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and some free content, like my local news on Fox, and I have plenty to watch. I also have a Dish Network plan on my main TV, and it only costs me $23.98  per month for around 80 channels. I hope you find this helpful.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

 

Are there apps on the Amazon Fire Stick that would allow me to watch games that are on ESPN, News talk shows that are on the news networks, shows that are on Nick at Night, The Home and Garden Channel, and so on.

Traci and I are really thinking about this. I am blind, she is not, and she has to do everything with our AT&T Uverse cable box, because it is not accessible at all. These are the shows and programs I would want to watch most on the Fire Stick. Neither of us are really into movies, but shows on the channels I described.

How would the Fire Stick be for those shows, Like Everyone Loves Raymond, Friends, two and a half Men, for example, and Property brothers on the Home and Garden channel and news talk shows?

Looking forward to your answers.

Also, how much are Net Flicks, Amazon Prime, and others.

Are there any free apps on the fire stick that we could get sitcoms and News shows, and Home and garden shows and that?

Right me off list if you want,

Jesusloves1966@...

I really appreciate any info you have about what you can watch.

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Michael Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

 

 

Hello Fred,

 

The Firestick is used with a TV, it plugs into one of the HDMI ports on the back of the TV and has a small remote control to control it. It also has Alexa capabilities.

 

Michael

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fred Adams

Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:00 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

 

Michael, is the firestick used

with a computer or regular TV

set?  Sounds interesting.

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io

[mailto:main@...

o] On Behalf Of Michael Boyd

Sent: Wednesday, March 28,

2018 9:13 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk]

firestick?

 

 

Hello Ann,

 

The Amazon Firestick is very

accessible right out of the

box. Voice View, the screen

reader for the Firestick, is

easily turned on during the

set-up process, and all else

is a   breeze after this is

done. I might add that

Amazon's Fire TV technical

support can be very helpful

for any questions that you

might have or to walk you

through anything that you

cannot seem to make go your

way. Just call the

accessibility support number

on the Amazon web page to be

connected to them.

 

As for the apps within the

Firestick, many, though not

all, are accessible. Netflix

definitely is, and yes you can

browse through the different

categories and titles to

select anything that you may

want to watch. Both Amazon

Prime TV and Netflix have

great search capabilities that

is  easy to use to find a

particular title, genre,

producer etc that you might be

looking for.

 

I have been very happy with my

Firestick and I cannot see any

reason why anyone would not

be. Very accessible.

 

Michael

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io

<main@TechTalk.groups.io> On

Behalf Of Ann Parsons

Sent: Wednesday, March 28,

2018 7:28 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: [TechTalk] firestick?

 

Morning all,

 

I'm getting ready to change a

bunch of stuff around here,

and am interested in people's

accessibility experience with

Amazon Firestick.

How accessible is it?  How do

you interact with it?  If you

get, say Netflicks, can you

browse a list of movies and

have the titles spoken aloud?

Can you access it from a

computer or do you have to use

a remote or both?  I'm very

new to this concept, so please

be basic in your explanations.

 

Ann P.

 

--

Ann K. Parsons

Portal Tutoring

EMAIL:  akp@...

Author of The Demmies:

http://www.dldbooks.com/annpar

sons/

Portal Tutoring web site:

http://www.portaltutoring.info

Skype: Putertutor

 

"All that is gold does not

glitter,

Not all those who wander are

lost."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: New monitor

Onwardbob
 

thanks

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:10 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New monitor

Hi Bob!

Just received a new monitor and it was more or less just a plug and play. I am running the latest jaws as well as the latest version of windows and I have experienced no issues that I am aware of. Just some info. Good Luck & Have A Good 1! de

<KF8LT><Jim>.



On 29-Mar-18 11:03, Onwardbob wrote:


Hi, my monitor died and I have a replacement on the way. The old one came
with my computer and was installed by DOR which leaves me wondering if their
are any special monitor settings I need to be concerned with. I'm using the
latest version of JAWS, W-10, and occasionally NVDA.

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


Help!, Mailing list for Mac users.

Leo Bado
 

hi everyone,

could someone, please, recommend me a good mailing list for Mac users?

I just got a Mac pro and I'm totally lost, windows has been all I had known in my life. lol

I  would prefer a list focus on mac and less on iphones users.


thanks for any suggestion.

--
Leo Bado


Re: newsletter being filtered

Laz
 

This is my biggest beef with using email clients.

The messages are most likely being sent to the spam folder at the
email provider level. You'll need to sign in on Gmail.com, open up the
spam folder, checkmark all the ones that aren't really spam, and press
enter on not spam. This will move them from the spam folder and to the
Gmail in box. you'll most likely have to do this for a while until it
learns that you really mean it.

Laz

On 3/29/18, stacy west <stacywest406@gmail.com> wrote:
hi.


I am using thunderbird, and I have been getting this newsletter for
sometime now.


recently though (in maybe the past 1/ 2 weeks), the newsletters are
getting filtered- and my friend who gets them is still getting them.


the spam folder is empty, s I don't know.. why is it suddenly being
filtered?




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Re: New monitor

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi Bob!

Just received a new monitor and it was more or less just a plug and play.  I am running the latest jaws as well as the latest version of windows and I have experienced no issues that I am aware of. Just some info.  Good Luck & Have A Good 1! de

<KF8LT><Jim>.


On 29-Mar-18 11:03, Onwardbob wrote:
Hi, my monitor died and I have a replacement on the way. The old one came
with my computer and was installed by DOR which leaves me wondering if their
are any special monitor settings I need to be concerned with. I'm using the
latest version of JAWS, W-10, and occasionally NVDA. 

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG







New monitor

Onwardbob
 

Hi, my monitor died and I have a replacement on the way. The old one came
with my computer and was installed by DOR which leaves me wondering if their
are any special monitor settings I need to be concerned with. I'm using the
latest version of JAWS, W-10, and occasionally NVDA.

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


Re: need help with a convection oven

Troy Burnham
 

I'll report back as soon as I find out exactly which model of oven we have.


Troy

On 3/29/2018 8:43 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
The more I look at that page, the more I'm  thinking maybe I picked the wrong model. Let us know if it was the right one, because if so, it looks pretty useful.


On 3/29/2018 9:40 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
I found a manual for such a type at http://kitchen.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/kenmore/7904942.html Hope it helps.


On 3/29/2018 9:29 AM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,


I just started using a new convection oven and I've never used one before.  I went on google looking for an online version of the manual and all I found was a video and all that told me was to cut cooking time by 25% over a regular oven.  The couple of times that I have used it so far though I'm finding that cook times end up being the same as in a regular oven.


My mom read part of the user manual when we first unboxed the oven recently but so far I haven't been able to get her to get it out again, but the problem with that is that what little bit she did read explained how to preheat the oven but she and I remember that section a little differently.  I think it said to put the oven on warm and set the temperature to preheat to then after it preheats to turn the knob to bake and then set the time, and she thinks that the timer needs to be set to preheat it.  Oh, and up until now my mom has done all of the cooking in the oven, but before she left for work this morning she put some breakfast in there to cook for me and when I got it out I noticed that the knob was still set on warm, so I'm not even sure if she's been turning that knob to bake when she actually puts the food in after the oven has preheated or not.  If not maybe that explains why we're not having to cut the cook time.


I'm not sure if the brand of oven matters or not but it is a Kenmore toaster/convection oven that we purchased from Sears, if anybody has this model, or any toaster/convection oven for that matter, can you tell me how to best use it to cook?  I don't know how long it'll take me to convince my mom to pull out the manual again and I'd like to start using the oven to cook.


Thanks, I looked online this morning for the manual but there seemed to be more than one for a Kenmore toaster/convection oven and I'm not sure which one this is if that even matters.

Troy








3D printer options?

Robert Kingett <kingettr@...>
 

Naturally, when I type any sort of combination of 3D printer for the blind, accessible printer, I get a ton of articles and otherwise about how it's great for blind people. I am in the market to buy a 3D printer. Do they make talking ones yet? If the options are touch screen and otherwise? Or does anyone know of any that has physical buttons?


--

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view my website here



Re: screen reader using UEFI?

Robert Kingett <kingettr@...>
 

Hey all. I finally had to get sighted help to make my F keys do F1 through 10 functions by default. I am kind of amazed Windows has not worked around a solution if a manufacturer does this by default. Oh well, I can hit F10 without hitting 2 keys!

-- Robert Kingett, journalist. View my website below.


view my website here



Re: need help with a convection oven

Steve Matzura
 

The more I look at that page, the more I'm  thinking maybe I picked the wrong model. Let us know if it was the right one, because if so, it looks pretty useful.

On 3/29/2018 9:40 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
I found a manual for such a type at http://kitchen.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/kenmore/7904942.html Hope it helps.


On 3/29/2018 9:29 AM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,


I just started using a new convection oven and I've never used one before.  I went on google looking for an online version of the manual and all I found was a video and all that told me was to cut cooking time by 25% over a regular oven.  The couple of times that I have used it so far though I'm finding that cook times end up being the same as in a regular oven.


My mom read part of the user manual when we first unboxed the oven recently but so far I haven't been able to get her to get it out again, but the problem with that is that what little bit she did read explained how to preheat the oven but she and I remember that section a little differently.  I think it said to put the oven on warm and set the temperature to preheat to then after it preheats to turn the knob to bake and then set the time, and she thinks that the timer needs to be set to preheat it.  Oh, and up until now my mom has done all of the cooking in the oven, but before she left for work this morning she put some breakfast in there to cook for me and when I got it out I noticed that the knob was still set on warm, so I'm not even sure if she's been turning that knob to bake when she actually puts the food in after the oven has preheated or not.  If not maybe that explains why we're not having to cut the cook time.


I'm not sure if the brand of oven matters or not but it is a Kenmore toaster/convection oven that we purchased from Sears, if anybody has this model, or any toaster/convection oven for that matter, can you tell me how to best use it to cook?  I don't know how long it'll take me to convince my mom to pull out the manual again and I'd like to start using the oven to cook.


Thanks, I looked online this morning for the manual but there seemed to be more than one for a Kenmore toaster/convection oven and I'm not sure which one this is if that even matters.

Troy






Re: need help with a convection oven

Steve Matzura
 

I found a manual for such a type at http://kitchen.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/kenmore/7904942.html Hope it helps.

On 3/29/2018 9:29 AM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,


I just started using a new convection oven and I've never used one before.  I went on google looking for an online version of the manual and all I found was a video and all that told me was to cut cooking time by 25% over a regular oven.  The couple of times that I have used it so far though I'm finding that cook times end up being the same as in a regular oven.


My mom read part of the user manual when we first unboxed the oven recently but so far I haven't been able to get her to get it out again, but the problem with that is that what little bit she did read explained how to preheat the oven but she and I remember that section a little differently.  I think it said to put the oven on warm and set the temperature to preheat to then after it preheats to turn the knob to bake and then set the time, and she thinks that the timer needs to be set to preheat it.  Oh, and up until now my mom has done all of the cooking in the oven, but before she left for work this morning she put some breakfast in there to cook for me and when I got it out I noticed that the knob was still set on warm, so I'm not even sure if she's been turning that knob to bake when she actually puts the food in after the oven has preheated or not.  If not maybe that explains why we're not having to cut the cook time.


I'm not sure if the brand of oven matters or not but it is a Kenmore toaster/convection oven that we purchased from Sears, if anybody has this model, or any toaster/convection oven for that matter, can you tell me how to best use it to cook?  I don't know how long it'll take me to convince my mom to pull out the manual again and I'd like to start using the oven to cook.


Thanks, I looked online this morning for the manual but there seemed to be more than one for a Kenmore toaster/convection oven and I'm not sure which one this is if that even matters.

Troy




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need help with a convection oven

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


I just started using a new convection oven and I've never used one before.  I went on google looking for an online version of the manual and all I found was a video and all that told me was to cut cooking time by 25% over a regular oven.  The couple of times that I have used it so far though I'm finding that cook times end up being the same as in a regular oven.


My mom read part of the user manual when we first unboxed the oven recently but so far I haven't been able to get her to get it out again, but the problem with that is that what little bit she did read explained how to preheat the oven but she and I remember that section a little differently.  I think it said to put the oven on warm and set the temperature to preheat to then after it preheats to turn the knob to bake and then set the time, and she thinks that the timer needs to be set to preheat it.  Oh, and up until now my mom has done all of the cooking in the oven, but before she left for work this morning she put some breakfast in there to cook for me and when I got it out I noticed that the knob was still set on warm, so I'm not even sure if she's been turning that knob to bake when she actually puts the food in after the oven has preheated or not.  If not maybe that explains why we're not having to cut the cook time.


I'm not sure if the brand of oven matters or not but it is a Kenmore toaster/convection oven that we purchased from Sears, if anybody has this model, or any toaster/convection oven for that matter, can you tell me how to best use it to cook?  I don't know how long it'll take me to convince my mom to pull out the manual again and I'd like to start using the oven to cook.


Thanks, I looked online this morning for the manual but there seemed to be more than one for a Kenmore toaster/convection oven and I'm not sure which one this is if that even matters.

Troy


Re: firestick?

Fred Adams <hamshack@...>
 

Michael, thanks for the info.
You have given us much great
info on the firestick. Thanks
again

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.i
o] On Behalf Of Michael Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, March 28,
2018 10:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk]
firestick?


Hello Fred,

The Firestick is used with a
TV, it plugs into one of the
HDMI ports on the back of the
TV and has a small remote
control to control it. It also
has Alexa capabilities.

Michael



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Fred Adams
Sent: Wednesday, March 28,
2018 9:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk]
firestick?

Michael, is the firestick used
with a computer or regular TV
set? Sounds interesting.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.i
o] On Behalf Of Michael Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, March 28,
2018 9:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk]
firestick?


Hello Ann,

The Amazon Firestick is very
accessible right out of the
box. Voice View, the screen
reader for the Firestick, is
easily turned on during the
set-up process, and all else
is a breeze after this is
done. I might add that
Amazon's Fire TV technical
support can be very helpful
for any questions that you
might have or to walk you
through anything that you
cannot seem to make go your
way. Just call the
accessibility support number
on the Amazon web page to be
connected to them.

As for the apps within the
Firestick, many, though not
all, are accessible. Netflix
definitely is, and yes you can
browse through the different
categories and titles to
select anything that you may
want to watch. Both Amazon
Prime TV and Netflix have
great search capabilities that
is easy to use to find a
particular title, genre,
producer etc that you might be
looking for.

I have been very happy with my
Firestick and I cannot see any
reason why anyone would not
be. Very accessible.

Michael



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Ann Parsons
Sent: Wednesday, March 28,
2018 7:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] firestick?

Morning all,

I'm getting ready to change a
bunch of stuff around here,
and am interested in people's
accessibility experience with
Amazon Firestick.
How accessible is it? How do
you interact with it? If you
get, say Netflicks, can you
browse a list of movies and
have the titles spoken aloud?
Can you access it from a
computer or do you have to use
a remote or both? I'm very
new to this concept, so please
be basic in your explanations.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies:
http://www.dldbooks.com/annpar
sons/
Portal Tutoring web site:
http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not
glitter,
Not all those who wander are
lost."


Re: firestick?

-
 

The alexa voice interaction function does cnn and many other such sources.

On Thu, 29 Mar 2018, Ann Parsons wrote:

Hi all,

Can you get CNN?

Ann P.

--
XB


Re: firestick?

Richard <thegothot@...>
 

It's interesting, the one channel that seems to be missing from these services
is the weather channel.

Rick

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From: "Chris Grabowski" <skywalker@echobase.win>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?


Hulu also has a Hulu live plan.
The plan is $39/month and has lots of channels including my local acb
cbs ad nbc.
It works well on Fire stick, Roku and Apple TV.

Chriss
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On Thu, 29 Mar 2018 04:30:42 +0000
"Michael Boyd" <mike122061@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi David,

All of these programs and channels are available. Some may require a subscription via a cable provider and some may require one to be paid directly to the network. There apps such as Directv Now or HBO Now that can be subscribed to via the provider, and it makes all of their content available. There some apps like Hulu that provide free content, mostly older movies and reruns of some popular TV series. I only have Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and some free content, like my local news on Fox, and I have plenty to watch. I also have a Dish Network plan on my main TV, and it only costs me $23.98 per month for around 80 channels. I hope you find this helpful.

Michael



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

Are there apps on the Amazon Fire Stick that would allow me to watch games that are on ESPN, News talk shows that are on the news networks, shows that are on Nick at Night, The Home and Garden Channel, and so on.
Traci and I are really thinking about this. I am blind, she is not, and she has to do everything with our AT&T Uverse cable box, because it is not accessible at all. These are the shows and programs I would want to watch most on the Fire Stick. Neither of us are really into movies, but shows on the channels I described.
How would the Fire Stick be for those shows, Like Everyone Loves Raymond, Friends, two and a half Men, for example, and Property brothers on the Home and Garden channel and news talk shows?
Looking forward to your answers.
Also, how much are Net Flicks, Amazon Prime, and others.
Are there any free apps on the fire stick that we could get sitcoms and News shows, and Home and garden shows and that?
Right me off list if you want,
Jesusloves1966@gmail.com<mailto:Jesusloves1966@gmail.com>
I really appreciate any info you have about what you can watch.
David Moore
Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10

From: Michael Boyd<mailto:mike122061@outlook.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?


Hello Fred,

The Firestick is used with a TV, it plugs into one of the HDMI ports on the back of the TV and has a small remote control to control it. It also has Alexa capabilities.

Michael



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>> On Behalf Of Fred Adams
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 9:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] firestick?

Michael, is the firestick used
with a computer or regular TV
set? Sounds interesting.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.i
o] On Behalf Of Michael Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, March 28,
2018 9:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk]
firestick?


Hello Ann,

The Amazon Firestick is very
accessible right out of the
box. Voice View, the screen
reader for the Firestick, is
easily turned on during the
set-up process, and all else
is a breeze after this is
done. I might add that
Amazon's Fire TV technical
support can be very helpful
for any questions that you
might have or to walk you
through anything that you
cannot seem to make go your
way. Just call the
accessibility support number
on the Amazon web page to be
connected to them.

As for the apps within the
Firestick, many, though not
all, are accessible. Netflix
definitely is, and yes you can
browse through the different
categories and titles to
select anything that you may
want to watch. Both Amazon
Prime TV and Netflix have
great search capabilities that
is easy to use to find a
particular title, genre,
producer etc that you might be
looking for.

I have been very happy with my
Firestick and I cannot see any
reason why anyone would not
be. Very accessible.

Michael



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>> On
Behalf Of Ann Parsons
Sent: Wednesday, March 28,
2018 7:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] firestick?

Morning all,

I'm getting ready to change a
bunch of stuff around here,
and am interested in people's
accessibility experience with
Amazon Firestick.
How accessible is it? How do
you interact with it? If you
get, say Netflicks, can you
browse a list of movies and
have the titles spoken aloud?
Can you access it from a
computer or do you have to use
a remote or both? I'm very
new to this concept, so please
be basic in your explanations.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email<mailto:akp@sero.email>
Author of The Demmies:
http://www.dldbooks.com/annpar
sons/
Portal Tutoring web site:
http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not
glitter,
Not all those who wander are
lost."












Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
Where the magic is in learning.
https://www.MysticAccess.com
Ready to begin using your assistive technology with confidence while actually having fun? Visit us to learn about our comprehensive audio tutorials, one-on-one support and ongoing teleclasses. We also offer eclectic and timely assistive technology podcasts, a newsletter containing exclusive news and discounts, regularly updated free downloads, and so much more.
Contact:
Phone: (716) 543-3323 (Ext. 500)
Twitter: MysticAccess
Facebook: mysticaccessempower


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